The Tech Report spotted that HP has released the Pavilion dm1z, a new 11.6" netbook with single- and dual-core AMD Athlon II Neo and AMD Turion II Neo processors, along with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225 integrated graphics, up to 5GB DDR3 memory and up to 500GB 7200RPM SATA HDD or a 128GB SSD. Full specifications can be found over here.
11.6" systems allow plenty of room for decent-sized keyboards, and the dm1z's claims to be 92% of the real deal. Better yet, the keys appear to be large and ever-so-slightly contoured. The keyboard looks a little like the one HP used in the Pavilion dv2, which was let down only by its glossy key caps. It's hard to tell whether gloss infects the dm1z's key caps based on the pictures available on HP's website. However, the system's top panel and palm rest are draped in a "premium metallic finish" that looks a whole lot like glossy plastic to me. At least the gloss seems to have been applied over a textured print that might help mask fingerprints and smudges.
With a weight hovering around three pounds and a thickness of less than 0.8", the dm1z is definitely the sort of system you'll want to carry around. A six-cell battery provides a claimed seven hours of battery life, which would be quite impressive for an AMD-based ultraportable.